WINDMILL AND MUSEUM
The Grade One listed picturesque wooden smock mill at Stelling Minnis, between Canterbury, Folkestone and Ashford, has been completely renovated to repair weather damage. The picture on the left is as it was and the one on the right the newly restored mill. Both pictures by Annie Wood.
The Mill is in Mill Lane, a turning off Curtis Lane at its junction with Bossingham Road.
The mill is owned by Kent County Council and managed by the Stelling Minnis Windmill and museum Trust which was came in being on 26 January 2010.
It was built by the Holman brothers of Canterbury in 1866 and is known as Davisonís Mill after the family who worked it for a century until the last miller Alec Davison died in 1970.
The renovation was carried out by I.J.P. Conservation incorporating The Chiltern Partnership of Oxfordshire at a cost of £120,000. The money being provided jointly by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Kent County Council and the work took three months. The mill itself and its associated museum was closed to visitors during renovation work.
The museum tells the story of mills and millers, the local agricultural scene, and includes a diorama of the ancient manorial common of Stelling Minnis, one of the few remaining unenclosed commons in the South East.
This water colour painting is by Derry Lowe.
The Windmill & Museum will be open
Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 2-5pm from
Easter Sunday to end of September
cream teas available
We rely very heavily on the help of the community for the open day afternoons to ensure visitors have a memorable experience, both touring the Mill and enjoying the Cream Teas that we offer. Have you given a thought to helping, but perhaps felt unable to commit yourself due to not knowing what this entails? Training sessions will be arranged - do please contact Shelagh Carter.
Page designed and produced for Stelling Minnis Windmill and Museum Trust by Nick Smith - 25 October 2002
Updated 17 March 2015
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